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#1 Ji Bao He

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 06:29 PM

Customer service does lack in a few stores. We all complain about negative sales humans and their poor ability to smile or even ask if we need a hand.

Well today, I happened on an experience that left me shaking my head.

Brand new store opening, every one of the sales humans bending over backwards to make our shopping experience the most positive it can be.

At the checkouts, the SP, asks the rude sult customer, how has your day been Ma'am, with the widest smile on his dial, he is chuckling and she responds with 'I am serious'.... Then she says ' I am Australian NOT an American and I will not tolerate being called Ma'am!!!!!

I thought this ***** was damn rude to a man that was trying to do his job and provide a positive shopping experience.

But this is the way of the new modern world we live in.

Can't treat people with respect for fear of being yelled at, can't compliment people without fear of upsetting them, can't be politically incorrect without being sued for discrimination. Can't have an opposing opinion without it offending the other side....

It's becoming more of a joke every day.
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Posted 08 October 2017 - 09:17 PM

My ex-father-in-law, a £10 Pom, has objected for the last 50 years in being called "Mate".

He even 'went back' before realising how much better off he and his family were here, so came back.

We don't need Americanisms, but fair suck of the sav!

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 09:43 PM

I thought the human was objecting to being called ma'am cos they looked like a bloke, but when they spoke, they confirmed their "realness'
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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:44 AM

Customer service does lack in a few stores. We all complain about negative sales humans and their poor ability to smile or even ask if we need a hand.

Well today, I happened on an experience that left me shaking my head.

Brand new store opening, every one of the sales humans bending over backwards to make our shopping experience the most positive it can be.

At the checkouts, the SP, asks the rude sult customer, how has your day been Ma'am, with the widest smile on his dial, he is chuckling and she responds with 'I am serious'.... Then she says ' I am Australian NOT an American and I will not tolerate being called Ma'am!!!!!

I thought this ***** was damn rude to a man that was trying to do his job and provide a positive shopping experience.

But this is the way of the new modern world we live in.

Can't treat people with respect for fear of being yelled at, can't compliment people without fear of upsetting them, can't be politically incorrect without being sued for discrimination. Can't have an opposing opinion without it offending the other side....

It's becoming more of a joke every day.

I was with you until you mentioned that buzz phrase "politically incorrect"

If you are being politically incorrect to the point you are being sued for discrimination, I dare say you are probably being pretty rude to someone, so I'm not sure why you would think one form of rudeness is acceptable and one isn't. 

Maybe that's just me. 


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:17 AM

I was with you until you mentioned that buzz phrase "politically incorrect"

If you are being politically incorrect to the point you are being sued for discrimination, I dare say you are probably being pretty rude to someone, so I'm not sure why you would think one form of rudeness is acceptable and one isn't.

Maybe that's just me.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:19 AM

Do you think the teens at Qld Uni involved in the computer lab incident, or the Tasmanian bishop who developed a flyer about traditional marriage were being rude? Enough to warrant being taken to court?

I don't know what these incidents involved so not sure? 

EDIT- Just had a read but couldn't really work out who said anything to an individual that might pursue a complaint. I did read that the Tasmanian case was dropped which is unsurprising. Did the lady in QLD win the case? I can't really see anything that was directed at her which would constitute discrimination. 


 


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:50 AM

I don't know what these incidents involved so not sure? 

EDIT- Just had a read but couldn't really work out who said anything to an individual that might pursue a complaint. I did read that the Tasmanian case was dropped which is unsurprising. Did the lady in QLD win the case? I can't really see anything that was directed at her which would constitute discrimination. 

 

Pretty sure the QLD uni case lost.  Which pretty much suggests that the balance in the laws is correct.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:58 AM

Pretty sure the QLD uni case lost.  Which pretty much suggests that the balance in the laws is correct.

Yep,  just saw that she did lose and was ordered to pay costs. Sounds about right. 


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:09 AM

that case should never have gotten that far, it seemed like she was ill-advised about some issues right from the start


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:21 PM

They were both lost - which was the correct decision

I'm more responding to the point that for it to go to discrimination it must be rude - which was in response to Ji's point about political incorrect comments. I think we are seeing that in fact Ji's point is well made - people call discrimination much too readily these days.

Thus his "what's up everyone's arse" OP

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 01:02 PM

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 01:08 PM

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 01:09 PM

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 01:22 PM

They were both lost - which was the correct decision

I'm more responding to the point that for it to go to discrimination it must be rude - which was in response to Ji's point about political incorrect comments. I think we are seeing that in fact Ji's point is well made - people call discrimination much too readily these days.

Thus his "what's up everyone's arse" OP

Not sure either of these cases were really discrimination, they are more of a "causing offence" issue. These two things are often conflated. Discrimination is material disadvantage based on personal attributes or a personal bias against a group of people, causing offence is about subjective feelings of an individual. 

Regardless, I was more talking about things like if I was making sexist jokes in front of a woman and then complaining about political correctness when she pulls me up on it. Even if she was being precious, I was still being rude to start with. Lots of people think this is an example of "political correctness" when it's really just about being a rude prick. 
 



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:13 PM

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